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Source: World
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “What Counsel for State and Assassin Had to Say After Verdict Was Rendered”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 25 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 14645
Pagination: 2

“What Counsel for State and Assassin Had to Say After Verdict Was Rendered.” World 25 Sept. 1901 v42n14645: p. 2.
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Thomas Penney (public statements); Leon Czolgosz (trial: personal response: prosecuting attorneys); Leon Czolgosz (trial: personal response: defense attorneys); Robert C. Titus (public statements); Leon Czolgosz (legal defense).
Named persons
Loran L. Lewis; William McKinley; Thomas Penney; Robert C. Titus.


What Counsel for State and Assassin Had to Say After Verdict Was Rendered


By District-Attorney Thomas Penney.

     “No one entertained doubt of the outcome. The endeavor of the District-Attorney was to give the prisoner a fair trial and to bring him summarily to justice. It is a victory without pride, only tears.
     “A thousand lives like that forfeited to-day could not allay the heart-ache of the Republic or lessen our loss. If this swift justice will be a lesson to those who make against [sic] law and order it will be another leaf in the eternal wreath at McKinley’s grave.”

By Ex-Judge Robert C. Titus.

     “The duty of Judge Lewis and myself to defend the assassin of the President was repugnant as well as hopeless. We fulfilled the mandate of the Court which assigned us, but we had nothing on which to base a defense. Not an alienist of standing, or without standing, for that matter, could or would testify in such a way as to help the plea of insanity. There will be no appeal from the conviction.”



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